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Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon

Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon

Well-structured with deep and robust aromas and flavours showing persistent black fruit characters charmed by spicy herbs, black olive and bay leaf touches all framed by a sturdy tannic grip.

Tahbilk Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are crafted with a commitment to traditional winemaking values. Fermentation takes place in original open oak vats (over 155 years old), followed by maturation in similarly aged large French oak barrels prior to being bottled. Smaller French and American oak barrels are also used, with the wine from these blended back during the final filtering and bottling. In the face of changing winemaking styles and trends, this has remained the way over the years, delivering wines of true provenance and reflective of each vintage.

Enjoy Now to 2033/2035
Crafted with a commitment to our traditional wine making values, this 2018 release is bright and varietal displaying generous dark berry fruits that sit most appealingly alongside a potpourri of savoury spices with dashes of white pepper, all nestled warmly under a blanket of ripe tannins that will support extended cellaring. A very fine Tahbilk Shiraz indeed.

Tahbilk’s vineyards are grouped along the banks of the Goulburn River and an anabranch of it which flows through the estate. The water has a tempering influence on the climate. The vines are grown at approximately 134 metres elevation of gently undulating and flat terrain. The soils are sandy loam with ferric oxide content, which vary from very fine sand near the anabranch to denser loams on the plains. The grapes come from the single vineyard Madills 1927 block, where the vines planted prior to 1986 are on ARG rootstocks. They are trained on a single wire trellis with a mixture of head and cordon training, with cane and spur pruning. Tahbilk’s vines are sustainably cultivated; composting and mulching takes place which improves soil health by promoting earthworm activity. Mulching helps to control weeds and conserves water, reducing vine stress.

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Tahbilk Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Cabernet SauvignonRegion: VictoriaVintage: 2018Grape Details: Cabernet SauvignonSKU: TAHBILK04

£19.49 a bottle

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Tahbilk

Tahbilk is the oldest family owned winery and vineyard in Victoria. Purchased by the Purbrick family is 1925, Tahbilk is now home to five generations.
The original 1860 winery and cellar door is like stepping into a hidden oasis, where the natural landscape blends to complement a rich winemaking heritage.
Tahbilk has a rich source of old vineyards and iconic single vineyard wines, including Victoria’s oldest Shiraz planted in 1860 and Australian’s oldest Marsanne planted in 1927.

Victoria

Victoria is a small state in area, but home to possibly the largest number of wineries in Australia, most of them which are small family-run operations. Victoria’s diverse topography, combining numerous mountain ranges, like the Grampians and the Victorian Pyrenees throughout the centre; flat plains in the northeast; and hilly, ocean-cooled reaches in the Melbourne area, make its vineyards amongst the most scenic in Australia. An enormous range of wine styles are available, and virtually every varietal flourishes in some part of the state.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Probably the world’s most famous red grape variety. Originated from Bordeaux and has been present in Australia since 1832.

Wherever it has been planted the resulting wine has developed its own identity yet it is always recognisable. Although it will vary in intensity the aroma will always be dominated by berry characteristics in the classic wines and the tannins will be firm or textured and soften with age. Cabernet Sauvignon is high in acid and tannin and remains fresh for many years. It can be earthy and display strong blackcurrant flavours. The naturally high tannin and inherent complexity mean all Cabernet Sauvignons will improve with age.

Coonawarra, with its prized ‘terra rossa’ soils, Margaret River, Mount Barker (Great Southern) and Yarra Valley regions are considered the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia.

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